Terrara Preschool

Terrara Preschool has been an integral part of the Vermont South community for more than 35 years. Our team of nurturing and experienced educators deliver high quality and inclusive three and four-year-old kindergarten programs that help each child realise their potential. Educators will partner with you – your child’s most important educator – to develop a play-based learning program that builds on your child’s interests and capabilities. In turn, your child will develop vital social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills. Even more importantly, our educators will ensure your child is safe, secure and happy while in our centre. 

  

Highlights of our centre

  • Engaging and flexible indoor and outdoor play spaces filled with plenty of natural resources to support learning.
     
  • A library filled with wonderful books for children to borrow.
     
  • Regular excursions in the local community.
     
  • Parents and educators can share and receive live updates about children’s learning via the Storypark ePortfolio.

Play is the best way for children to learn. That's why at Terrara Preschool, your child's learning program will incorporate a variety of open-ended and structured play-based learning experiences. Activities will be guided by your child's interests and capabilities, ensuring your child gets the most out of their early learning experience.

Activities will include:

  • language and literature
  • music and movement
  • art and craft
  • dramatic play
  • science and maths  
  • sensory motor activities
  • messy play
  • cooking and healthy eating
  • activities to promote physical coordination
  • excursions and incursions. 

These play-based activities will help your child develop important social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills.

All our learning programs are based on the National Early Years Learning Framework “Belonging, Being and Becoming” and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

Our kindergarten room is filled with an abundance of natural light, providing a bright and welcoming learning environment. Our newly furnished room features an open-plan design that enables educators to set up flexible play experiences that foster children’s imagination, curiosity and exploration. 

Our large outdoor learning environment is surrounded by wonderful native trees and offers the perfect place for children to explore, learn and have fun. Your child will have access to our array of natural resources and play equipment to support their learning, including:

  • a large sandpit
  • a cubby house
  • a fairy garden
  • a mud kitchen
  • swings
  • vegetable garden beds
  • climbing equipment.  

Your child’s program will be delivered by Terrara Preschool’s experienced, passionate and nurturing educators. Our educators are wholly committed to ensuring each child receives the best possible experience at our centre. 

Educators will work in partnership with you – your child’s most important educator – to develop an early learning program that reflects and builds on your child’s interests, curiosities and skills. Educators will also recognise and celebrate your child's unique background and culture, incorporating these into their early learning program. 

Educators will share live updates about your child’s learning via Storypark - a secure, login based ePortfolio. Documentation may include photographs, videos, learning stories, and samples of your child’s work. Storypark will also allow you to contribute to and comment on what your child is doing while in care. You can share your family activities and your child’s updates with educators via Storypark too.

If your child has additional needs, our educators will work with you to ensure your child gets the most out of their early learning experience. Our educators can also connect your family with specialist support if required.  

Facilities and programs

      

   

 

2018 Fees

Group Hours Fee (per term)
4 year old group 15 $490
3 year old group 6 $445

2018 Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 year old group - Red 9:15am - 2:15pm 9:15am - 2:15pm 9:15am - 2:15pm
3 year old group - Yellow 9:15am - 12:15pm 9:15am - 12:15pm

2019 Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 year old group - Red 9:15am - 2:15pm 9:15am - 2:15pm 9:15am - 2:15pm
3 year old group - Yellow 9:15am - 12:15pm 9:15am - 12:15pm